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Friends with different political views

Published: June 26, 2016 | By | 21 Replies Continue Reading
Friends with different political views

Is it possible to remain friends with people whose political views and values are vastly different than yours?

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In the Media – On the loss of friends (National Catholic Register)

Published: July 11, 2015 | Last Updated: September 9, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On the loss of friends (National Catholic Register)

In the country’s oldest Catholic newspaper, Susan Klemond writes about the loss of friends from a Catholic perspective.

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In the Media – When your friend is religious and you’re not

Published: February 6, 2015 | Last Updated: February 6, 2015 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – When your friend is religious and you’re not

Limara Salt, a writer with the UK publication, The Debrief, wrote an interesting piece about religious differences between friends.

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Remaining connected with a friend on a spiritual journey

Published: August 24, 2013 | Last Updated: August 24, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

One friend is touting new religious beliefs while the other is losing faith in the friendship.

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When religious differences divide friends

Published: June 25, 2013 | Last Updated: June 25, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Religious differences aren’t always deal breakers, but can be when one friend is intolerant

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Friendship and faith

Published: June 27, 2012 | Last Updated: June 25, 2013 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

Yes, differences in faith and religion (not unlike differences in political affiliations)—or differences between believing and not believing—can often divide friends. How strongly each one believes, how consuming a role faith plays in the way they conduct their lives, whether or not they try to convert others to their way of thinking, and general openness to different religions and ways of thinking are all predictors of the toll religious views and affiliations may take on friendships.

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Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Published: May 10, 2010 | Last Updated: May 10, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I’ve known since first grade. She is due to give birth to a baby girl and two months ago asked me to throw her shower for 50 people with the help of her mother and […]

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A Leap of Faith: Dumped over religious differences?

Published: February 20, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

It is true that differences in religion, politics and values can create wedges between people who were once close friends—but this generally doesn’t happen when friendships are otherwise solid. People accept the differences and agree to disagree so the differences don’t interfere with the relationship.

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Blue Christmas: When red and green make blue

Published: December 19, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The last time I heard the words “Blue Christmas,” they were crooned by Elvis.

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Reader Q & A: The sadness of letting go

Published: December 3, 2008 | Last Updated: December 3, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   I’m so glad that I happened upon this website. I’ve been struggling with my relationship with my long-time, former-best-friend Linda. It’s been a gradual deterioration over the last couple of years and a long grieving process. I’m trying to figure out if this friendship is worth salvaging or if I just […]

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